You can Sleep in Your Car, But You Can't Drive Your House

I had no idea about the seedy and unregulated world of auto repo

until my car was repo'd during Covid

guest op-ed

USA Today 

What it Means to Welcome Strangers into Your Home

 May/June issue of Hadassah Magazine


Passenger Seat Parenting

a Mother's Day 2021 essay


The Corona Virus Saved My life

If I hadn’t gone in for a test, I wouldn’t have learned I had stage four metastatic lung cancer. I guess that’s a perverse kind of luck.

The New York Times

The Belle of the Matzo Ball

Los Angeles Magazine

They were Homeless I Took Them In

Los Angeles Times

                    Los Angeles Press Club excellence in journalism award 2020

            featured in the ALL ARTS streaming series Uncommon Voices

                       spotlighting theater artists developing plays with social justice themes.

watch here

A Zoom Writers' Room Saved My Sanity (sort of) During Quarantine

Los Angeles Magazine

Let Us Now Praise Adam Driver's Face

Los Angeles Magazine

Back to School with Narrow Escapes and a Mother's Love

New York Times

They Were Homeless, I Took Them In

Los Angeles Times

with underwriting from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Cremation Nation: Our New Way to Go

Wall Street Journal



the book that I haven't started writing yet will be the best book ever!

Daily Shouts!

The New Yorker

tis the season to please no one

Real Simple Magazine

Asking for It

On female rites of passage in Hollywood

Los Angeles Review of Books

Mark Zuckerberg is Not a Bot!

New York Observer

 I'm Ready for My Wide Shot: on gender equality in film

Wall Street Journal 



I Was My Mother's Drug Mule

adapted from Wherever You Go, There They Are for


 Family Envy 

adapted from Wherever You Go, There They Are for


On family, the one you're born with,and the one on your book cover


Los Angeles Times

How the Los Angeles Traffic Introduced Me to My Syrian Neighbors


Daily  Beast

Why I Am Not Marching In A Pink Hat


The New York Times

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Shouts & Murmurs

The New Yorker

Death With No Dignity


The New York Times ​

Off Key, But In Sync


Prevention Magazine

The Treasure In A Small Package

Style Section

The New York Times

Part 'none' Part Jewish and Leary about Anti-Semitism in Europe


The Los Angeles Times

Our Special Snowflakes Are Leaving Home

First Person Column


Best Friend Break Up

 O Inspiration


When 50 Happens to Good People

The Schmooze

The Forward.com

On The Lexicon Of Letting Go

Guest Columnist

 The Hollywood Reporter

Hello Screening Room, Goodbye Date Night


New York Daily News

Piece of Cake

 Humor Column


Things I Wish I Knew Before I Turned 50

Guest  Contributor


You Don't Have to Be Religious to Revel in the Holidays


The Los Angeles Times

A Literary Lover Valentine's Day Reading Guide

Three Books 



Mum for a Day

Humor Column

More Magazine

Hollywood Adjacent

The Frame, radio commentary 


Welcome Home, Sunshine

Unfictional, storytelling series